Chicago Cubs

Hendricks on point as Cubs take down Cardinals


Kyle Hendricks allowed one run over eight strong innings, and the Chicago Cubs cruised to a 5-1 victory over the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Monday evening.


The veteran right-hander gave way in the ninth inning to Rowan Wick, who retired the side to secure the win.


Cardinals starter Johan Oviedo (0-2) took the loss after giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Ian Happ hit a leadoff double, advanced to third base on a single by Kris Bryant and scored on a double-play groundout by Anthony Rizzo.


Chicago had a pair of runners in scoring position after back-to-back errors by Matt Carpenter and Kolten Wong in the Cardinals’ infield.


He waited on a changeup from Hendricks and knocked it into center field to score Brad Miller from second base.






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